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  • Start date details

    2nd September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,575.00 - £21,968.00 Annually (FTE) SCP 5-6 (Previously Level 2 SCP 14-17) £21,575 - £21,968 FTE depending on experience

Learning Coach job summary

Do you love working with children and thrive off seeing them become independent brilliant learners? Then, this is a wonderful opportunity to make a difference.

You don’t have to be necessarily academic to work here. We do want people who are resilient, care about children, passionate about education, want to make a difference and who have the humour to find ways through every day.

The post is permanent, term time only plus one week (39 weeks per year)

32.5 hours per week

SCP 5-6 (Previously Level 2 SCP 14-17) £21,575 - £21,968 FTE depending on experience

EYFS, KS 1 or KS 2

We are recruiting:

Our Learning Coaches are people who:

understand children.

are kind, thoughtful and courageous.

willing to learn, and,

able to build supportive relationships with adults and children in our community.

Everyone is welcome and everyone is included. No matter your previous experience, if you can demonstrate a thirst for learning and an ability to rise above challenges (and importantly to celebrate successes together) then this is the place for you.

The University of Cambridge Primary School aspires to be an outstanding school and as well as this responsibility, we will work closely with partners, including the Faculty of Education and the wider University, to develop initial teacher training and research. The school is the first primary University Training School – expectations are very high.

Our Learning Coaches have a big role in our school, and many are inspired to take on some leadership of an area (e.g. first aid, Speech & Language, STEM), being fully involved in managing a wonderful lunch experience for children and need to be flexible. We work differently at UCPS to develop and encourage a community of educators who collaborate to support each child during their unique learning journey. Being a part of the first university training school in the country is very exciting.

Our school can offer you:

An opportunity for you to make a real difference in the lives of our young people

A supportive leadership team to help you thrive

A welcoming and enthusiastic environment with a talented and dedicated staff team

Lots of singing and community spirit!

The successful candidate will need to:

Be kind and have courage.

Be able to adapt the role to a changing educational landscape and to support staff through this.

Be hard working.

Have high personal expectations and dedication to achieve the best with the children you teach and support.

Interest and positive attitude to support class teachers in delivering planned activities as well as in managing groups of children.

You have good Literacy and Numeracy skills, able to support children in reading, writing and maths.

Talk about education and our values, giving examples how they live these in their own lives and contexts

Ability to work collaboratively with all members of the community.

All staff are employed by the UTS Cambridge Trust not the University of Cambridge.

(Same contract as with Teaching Assistants)

For further information and to make an application please visit www.universityprimaryschool.org.uk Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Closing date for applications: 17th June 2024 at 9am

Shortlisting: 17th June 2024

Interviews: 21st & 24th June 2024

Start date: 2nd September 2024

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About University of Cambridge Primary School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
663 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

School location

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